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    Pisa is one of the most important Italian university cities and Piazza dei Miracoli, it is undisputed architectural asterpiece, has been designated as mankind heritage since 1987. Pisa is crossed by the river Arno and its banks full of massive churches, magnificent buildings and old-age monuments offers to visitors a fascinating combination of history and culture.

    City-sightseeing - The new way to enjoy the city


    From 14th March to 31st October the red double-decker bus is back through the city to make you experience an unforgettable tour.
    The panoramic open-top bus will make you dive completely into the past and let you discover all the architectural and artistic beauties of Pisa, from its squares to museums, from the Arno rivers to historical centre.
    Multi lingual pre-recorded commentary is available on disposable headphones.
    Two routes to chose from:
    Line A Pisa town centre
    Line B Tour of Pisa and San Rossore natural park

    Info and timetables:
    Ph. 328-8090205
    Fax 050-3836908

    We suggest you to visit:

    TUTTOMONDO: KEITH HARING'S MURAL (on the rear wall of the convent of the Church of S. Antonio in Pisa)


    The chance meeting in New York of a Pisan student and Keith Haring gave birth to the idea of a mural in Pisa.
    More than 180 square metres of the S.Anthony Church wall are covered by 30 colourful figures conveying a message of harmony and peace. Each figure represents the way to keep the peace in the world: the scissors with human features are the image of men's cooperation in fighting the evil, personified by the snake, the woman with a baby in her arms is the symbol of maternity and the two men supporting the dolphin embody the relationship with nature. Usually Haring spent only a few days in painting his murals but he needed a full week to complete Tuttomondo because he was willing to make this work a permanent and not ephemeral mean of communication. Tuttomondo embodies perfectly Haring's creative energy which allowed him to leave us such paean to peace and life just a few months before his death from AIDS

    Leaning Tower - Piazza del Duomo

    Opening hours: April to September, every day from 8.30am to 8.30pm; November to February, every day from 9.30am to 5.00pm; March and October, every day from 9.00am to 7.00pm; from 14 June to 15 September, also from 8.30pm to 11.00pm. 35-minute visits by accompanied groups of maximum 40 people. No admittance for children under 8. Minors to be accompanied by responsible adults.

    More info: (+39) 050-560547/ 561820

    Baptistery - Piazza del Duomo

    Opening hours: November to February 10.00am to 5.00pm; March 9.00am to 6.00pm (until 13 March), 9.00am to 7.00pm (until 20 March), 8.00am to 8.00pm (from 21 March); April to September 9.00am to 7.00pm; October 9.00am to 7.00pm. Access to the monuments is allowed until 30 minutes before closing time.

    More info: (+39) 050-560547/ 561820

    Monumental Cemetery - Piazza del Duomo

    Opening hours: November to February 10.00am to 5.00pm; March 9.00am to 6.00pm (until 13 March), 9.00am to 7.00pm (until 20 March), 8.00am to 8.00pm (from 21 March); April to September 8.00am to 8.00pm; October 9.00am to 7.00pm. Access to the monuments is allowed until 30 minutes before closing time.

    More info : (+39) 050-560547/ 561820

    Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta - Piazza del Duomo

    Opening hours: November to February 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm; March 10.00am to 6.00pm (until 13 March), 10.00am to 7.00pm (until 20 March), 8.00am to 8.00pm (from 21 March); April to September 10.00am to 8.00pm; October 10.00am to 7.00pm. Access to the monuments is allowed until 30 minutes before closing time. On holidays the Cathedral opens at 1.00pm. Mass times all year round: Weekdays 8.00am - 9.30am Every ordinary Sunday: 8.00am - 9.30am - 11.00am conventual mass (in the presence of the canons) 12.10am - 5.00pm (6.00pm in summer).

    Free access to the cathedral from 1 November to 1 March.

    More info: (+39) 050-560547/ 561820

    Egyptological Collections - Via San Frediano, 12, Pisa 

    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm. Advance booking required (tel. 050-911579). Admission: free. The museum houses the following collections: Schiff Giorgini Collection, Oxyrhynchus Ostraka, Picozzi Collection. From the railway station bus no. 3 or 4.

    More info: (+39) 050-598647 / 911579

    Domus Galilaeana - Via Santa Maria, 26

    The Domus organizes meetings, seminars and lectures as well as educational tours for school groups. Admission: free

    More info: (+39) 050-23726 / 20438

    Domus Mazziniana - Via Mazzini, 71

    Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm; Closed on Saturday and Sunday. Admission: free.

    More info: (+39) 050-24174

    Museum of Sinopie - Piazza del Duomo

    Opening hours: November to February 10.00am to 5.00pm, March 9.00am to 6.00pm (until 13 March), 9.00am to 7.00pm (until 20 March), 8.00am to 8.00pm (from 21 March); October 9.00am to 7.00pm. Access to the monument is allowed until 30 minutes before closing time.

    More info: (+39) 050-560547

    Botanical Museum - Via Luca Ghini, 5

    Opening hours: November to February, from Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm , Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm; March to October, from Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm, Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission: free. Closed on 1 January and 25 December.

    More info: (+39) 050-2211316

    Palazzo Blu  - Via Pietro Toselli (Lungarno Gambacorti)

    Info: (+39) 050-500197

    National Museum of San Matteo - Piazza San Matteo in Soarta

    Opening hours: weekdays 8.30am to 7.00pm; holidays 8.30am to 1.00pm; closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 15 August and 25 December.

    More info (+39) 050-541865 / 9711395

    National Museum of Palazzo Reale - Lungarno Pacinotti, 46

    Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.30pm, Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm.

    More info: (+39) 050-926511

     

     

     

     

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